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Seliph

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Seliph

FESK Seliph 01.png
Artwork of Seliph from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Born: Gran Year 759,
Agusty Castle, Agustria

Family

Sigurd (father, deceased)
Deirdre (mother, deceased)
Julia (half-sister)
Julius (half-brother, deceased)
Leif (cousin)
Altena (cousin)
Vylon (grandfather, deceased)
Ethlyn (aunt, deceased)
Arvis (half-uncle)
Azmur (great-grandfather)
Saias (cousin)

Nationality

Grannvalean (Chalphy/Belhalla)

Title(s)

Imperial Prince of Grannvale
Scion of Light

Starting class

Junior Lord (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Swordmaster (Awakening)

Appearance(s)
Not to be confused with the similarly-named Celica of Fire Emblem Gaiden.

My father was loved and trusted by so many. I just hope I can live up to that.
— Seliph, to Lewyn.

Seliph Baldos Chalphy (セリス・バルドス・シアルフィ Celice Baldos Chalphy[1]) is the son of the late Sigurd and Deirdre, heir to Grannvale's former House Chalphy, and the half-brother of Imperial Prince Julius and Princess Julia of the Grannvale Empire. He is a descendant of both the Crusader Baldur through Sigurd, and of Saint Heim of the ruling Belhalla dynasty through Deirdre; as the eldest of Deirdre's children, he was as such the true heir to the Grannvale throne. Born in Agustria in the year 759 during its occupation by the Grannvale forces led by his father, he was sent into hiding in the ouskirts of Isaach for his own protection, taken by Oifey and Isaach's Prince Shanan, along with Larcei, Ulster and Delmud. There in the aftermath of the Battle of Belhalla, he lived in hiding in the village of Tirnanog for seventeen years, raised by Adean - who acted as a surrogate mother - and Oifey, and taught martial arts by Shanan.

As the years passed and Shanan began to organize a resistance army against the tyranny of the Grannvale Empire from Tirnanog, Seliph's existence slowly became known to the people of Isaach and he became a figure of hope for the oppressed masses, dubbed the "Scion of Light". This culminated in the year 777, when the Grannvale forces occupying Isaach learned of his existence and of his whereabouts and dispatched soldiers to Tirnanog to subjugate it; in response, Seliph led a small group out to combat the occupation forces and from there, on the advice of Lewyn, leave Isaach to recruit more members for a liberation force, free the other nations of Jugdral from the tyranny of Grannvale, and ultimately take the fight back to the capital Belhalla.

Seliph is the lord character of the second generation of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, succeeding Sigurd and finishing what he started. He does appear in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, but only briefly and not in a playable capacity.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

When troops of the Dozel occupation force were sighted approaching Tirnanog from the northern Ganeishire castle, Seliph chose to reveal himself to the world by departing to protect the village, despite Ulster's concern about the difficulty of doing so with Oifey and Shanan absent, and so he departed with Ulster, Larcei and Lana, soon backed up with the arrival of Oifey, Lester and Delmud. Upon claiming Ganeishire and defeating its master, General Harold, Seliph encountered Lewyn, who entrusted him with Julia before leaving for Leonster. From there, Seliph freed the rest of Isaach and killed King Danan, the appointed ruler of Isaach and the leader of the occupation of the country for the Grannvale Empire. Afterward, Lewyn returned from his work in Leonster, bringing news of the rise of scattered rebellions across Jugdral and encouraging Seliph to leave Isaach and form such a rebellion, citing him as a potential savior and the best hope the world has. While initially reluctant, Seliph accepted the duty.

From there, Seliph headed to the south through the Yied Desert to Leonster, to meet up with his cousin Prince Leif and assist him in his own liberation army. On the way, they freed Darna and the Yied Shrine; in the former, Seliph learned of the Miracle of Darna from Lewyn, while at the Shrine he found the remnants of the descendants of the Loptyr Empire, the Shrine's former occupants. From Darna, Seliph's forces entered the Manster District and, working with Leif's group, defeated King Bloom of Freege and conquered Alster, freeing the north of the Thracian peninsula. His next move was a protracted war with Thracia, an ally of Grannvale, ending in the death of its King Travant and the escape of its Prince Areone.

With the entire Thracian peninsula subdued, Seliph led his army through Miletos, for the quickest route through to Grannvale; while resting at Peruluke Castle, Julia was abducted by Manfroy while Seliph was otherwise occupied. After liberating the nation and preventing the recapture of its children for the child hunts endorsed by the empire, the army crossed its strait and arrived back in Chalphy, under the guard of Emperor Arvis and his Rot Ritter. Seliph rescued the bishop Palmark, a former servant of his father, and from him received the Tyrfing as entrusted to Palmark by Arvis. With the Tyrfing, Seliph confronted and killed Arvis and reclaimed his ancestral home.

Before Seliph lay the final stretch of the war: storming through Grannvale itself and seizing Belhalla, the capital. His army's first move was to reclaim Edda, then confront the forces of Dozel led by Burian and his Grau Ritter and seize Dozel itself, then defeat Hilda and her Gelb Ritter and seize Freege; as they progressed from castle to castle, Lewyn revealed to Seliph the full origin story of the Twelve Crusaders, Julia's identity as his half-sister, Julius's status as the vessel of Loptyr, and the necessity of Julia and the Book of Naga to bring down Julius. Meanwhile, Julia had been hypnotized by Manfroy, and was set on the battlefield to fight Seliph's army. At Velthomer, Seliph confronted and killed Manfroy, freeing Julia from hypnosis, and the two found the Book of Naga hidden away in Velthomer Castle. With the Book of Naga in hand, Seliph and Julia confronted and killed Julius, ending the Grannvale Empire's seventeen-year reign.

Starting stats and growth rates

This page contains all possible base stats and growth rates for Seliph. Growth rates include holy blood bonuses. Also, the inherited amount of gold can fluctuate between 2,000 and 12,000.

Seliph will inherit all of Sigurd's swords but the Tyrfing.

Portrait seliph fe04.png
Junior Lord
Level 1
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodBaldur.gif SNESHolyBloodNaga.png
Movement 6
Authority ★★
Recruitment: Chapter 6, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes02 slim sword.png Slim Sword
Inherited items
Inherited gold
Is snes02 nihil.png Nihil
Is snes02 pursuit.png Pursuit
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Move Weapon level
Knight Lord +0 +5 +0 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 SNESRankSword.pngSNESRankLance.png B

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Portrait seliph fe05.png

Role

At the end of Freege's six month long siege of Castle Leonster following Leif's recapture of it, Seliph's army launched an assault on Castle Alster, causing the Freege forces to retreat to reinforce their headquarters. Delmud arrived in Leonster as a messenger to Leif from Seliph, informing Leif that Seliph intended to claim Alster in only a few days. Leif departed Leonster to back Seliph up, but by the time he got to Alster, Seliph's forces had already conquered it, and there Leif met Seliph, Lewyn and Julia for the first time. In their brief meeting, it was decided that Seliph's forces would proceed to assault Conote while Leif's would take Manster, where the two groups would later meet up.

After the fall of Manster and the deaths of Raydrik and Veld, Leif received word from Finn that Conote had fallen to Seliph's forces, and soon after Seliph himself arrived in Manster to congratulate Leif for his victory. Seliph told Leif that from there, Northern Thracia would unite into a single country under Leif, and invited Leif to continue to assist him in the liberation of Jugdral. The two then pledged to each other their lifelong friendship and brotherhood, like their fathers before them.[2]

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Two versions of Seliph are playable in Awakening: a free one through SpotPass as part of the Genealogy of the Holy War second-generation character set, and a paid one from the DLC chapter package Xenologue: Lost Bloodlines 3.

Seliph also appears as an enemy in six DLC chapters, and as a neutral unit in Rogues & Redeemers 1.

As with several other legacy characters in Awakening, there is a unique weapon named for Seliph available through the Barracks or event tiles: Seliph's Blade.

Starting stats and growth rates


This section is missing stats or growth rates which may be currently unknown. When this information becomes available, please help improve the page by adding it.


Playable (SpotPass) Playable (DLC) Enemy (DLC CoY2) Enemy (DLC LB1) Enemy (DLC LB3) Neutral (DLC R&R1)

Small portrait spotpass seliph fe13.png
Swordmaster
Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 20,700 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds seliph's blade.png Seliph's Blade* Is 3ds avoid +10.png Avoid +10
Is 3ds vantage.png Vantage
Is 3ds astra.png Astra
Is 3ds swordfaire.png Swordfaire
Is 3ds charm.png Charm
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png A 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options


Seliph
Base classes:*
Myrmidon Swordmaster
Assassin
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +5 +3 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +1 +2 +0 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Seliph has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, Seliph can also receive the following as personal skill(s):

Skill
Is 3ds charm.png Charm
(Both versions)
Is 3ds galeforce.png Galeforce
(DLC version only)

Personality and character


This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Love growths and events

Genealogy of the Holy War

Portrait seliph fe04.png
Seliph
Junior Lord
Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif
Lana/Mana
Initial: 100
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 myrmidon female playable.gif Ma snes02 myrmidon female playable.gif
Larcei/Radney
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 shaman playable.gif
Julia
Initial: 490
Per turn:-5
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Fee/Femina
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif
Nanna/Janne
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Leen/Laylea
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 mage female playable.gif Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Teeny/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn:3
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Teeny/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn:3
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Click here for more details on the love system.


Endings

Genealogy of the Holy War

As for the Kingdom of Grannvale’s Belhalla Dynasty, Imperial Prince Seliph, thanks to the overwhelming support of the people, was officially hailed as King.
Seliph, who became a King, poured his strength into the reconstruction of the country and the peace of the Continent, and aimed at the realization of a wealthy world, free of discrimination and of domination.
And, at his side, there is the presence of
His Queen, <wife>, who always stay close to him and smile at him,
The Imperial Princess Julia, who’s watching over him warmly.
In the future, people will say
That there was a Holy King in Grannvale’s history,
And his name was... Seliph.
[3]

Quotes

Battle quotes

King Danan... Under your rule, many people have suffered and died. Now you must face the consequences.
— Seliph, against Danan in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Those are my words, King Bloom. There's no escape for you this time. You might as well give up.
— Seliph, against Bloom in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Prince Areone! We can still work this out!!
— Seliph, against Areone inChapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Emperor Arvis! Why did you kill my father...
— Seliph, against Arvis in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
My father's sadness, my mother's grief... It was all part of your plot... Your sinister ambitions are the cause of all of this... Damn it... Manfroy! I won't forgive you. I will never forgive you for this!
— Seliph, against Manfroy in Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
This sword shall always be the sword of the oppressed. I swear it again now!
— Seliph, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Withdraw your forces and surrender. There is no honor in a brigand's fight.
— Seliph, against Cordelia an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
I must live on, for my sister's sake!
— Seliph, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Truth is in the eye of the beholder, is that it? Then perhaps it's you who needs look closer. Behold the truth of your defeat!
— Seliph, against Cordelia as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Has the enemy summoned you to ravage our land? I'll not allow it!
— Seliph, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
I will stand for no rogue who threatens the peace of this land!
— Seliph, against Morgan (male) as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Will our struggles here truly save this land?
— Seliph, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.

Death quotes

Ahh... father...
— Seliph, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
I have shamed myself... and my father...
— Seliph, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening
Forgive me, Julia...
— Seliph, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
The Archaneans are as strong as the books say... Stay vigilant, Father...
— Seliph, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
So this is how it ends... This is fate...
— Seliph, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Seliph was featured on five TCG cards.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

References

  1. Dummied-out timeline from Thracia 776
  2. "Leif: Lord Seliph! This is all thanks to you. Thank you very much.
    Seliph: No, you liberated Northern Thracia on your own, prince. I did nothing. Northern Thracia will now unite into a single nation under you. It would be our dream come true if such a large and rich nation were to help fight against the Empire. Lord Leif, I wish to ask you to continue to help us in our struggle. We still have many things to do, and many hardships to overcome. But I believe that together, we would be able to triumph over anything. I want to pledge an oath with you to be lifelong friends, like our fathers before us.
    Leif: Yes! I always thought of you as an older brother. It would be an honor to be able to support you, Lord Seliph.
    Seliph: Good! Then let us swear by this blade. When we were born was different, but when we die will be the same. Together, as comrades, brothers, and friends forever...let us swear to join hands and stand up to save this world from evil!
    Leif: Yes, Lord Seliph!
    " - Leif and Seliph, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. Supplement translation by AceNoctali; the ending and eplogue are not properly translated in any known English-language patch of the game and are nonfunctional.
  4. Fire Emblem History, as mirrored by Serenes Forest
  5. Fire Emblem Magazine Scans along with other faux pas like "Zigludo" for "Sigurd," "Marus" for "Marth," "Hardaine" for "Hardin," "Medious" for "Medeus," "The Lightning Sword and the Dark Dragon" for Ankokuryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi, "Secret of the Crest" for Mystery of the Emblem, and "Descent of the Jihad" for Genealogy of the Holy War.
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